Manafort promoted the idea that Russia and Ukraine have intervened in the U.S. presidential election in 2016 – media

Манафорт продвигал идею, что не Россия, а Украина вмешивалась в президентские выборы в США в 2016 году - СМИ

The head of the election headquarters of Donald trump, the American political strategist by Paul Manafort promoted the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the hacking of the servers of the national Committee of the Democratic party during the presidential campaign of 2016. It is reported by BuzzFeed, citing data from the investigation of spectracolor Robert Mueller.

In April 2018, in conversation with team of Mueller’s former Deputy chief of staff trump, Rick gates said that Manafort in 2016, insisted that the hacking was carried out from Ukraine and not from Russia.

According to gates, the theory about the involvement of Kiev to the intervention in the presidential election, the United States supported partner Manafort Ukrainian businessman Konstantin kilimnik, whom the US suspected of working for Russian intelligence.

In addition, former adviser to trump national security, Michael Flynn also claimed that the Russians were not involved in intervention selection.

The publication writes that the idea that Ukraine and Russia were involved in the theft of e-mails of the democratic party, was launched by the Russian news agencies, contrary to their own conclusions of the U.S. intelligence community about what exactly Russia was involved in hacking servers and organize the publication of documents through WikiLeaks.

In October 2016 the United States government officially accused Russia of hacking into the servers of American political parties, and meddling in the presidential election process in the country. In December, the CIA concluded that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump to win. In the published us intelligence report said that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered to start a campaign for intervention in U.S. elections.

Mueller in may 2017 were investigating possible collusion by the environment of the President of the United States with the Kremlin and the Russian intervention in the American elections.

On 16 February 2018, the U.S. Department of justice filed charges in the case of the intervention in the presidential election of 2016, 13 citizens of Russia and three companies.

The results of the investigation Mueller, Flynn, Manafort and kilimnik was prosecuted.

March 7 district court of Virginia sentenced Manafort to three years and 11 months in prison in the case of financial crimes, mainly for political consultant in Ukraine. March 13 the district court in Washington sentenced Manafort three and a half years in prison for crimes uncovered during the investigation of spectracolor Mueller on Russia’s intervention in U.S. elections. Given two sentences, the consultant will spend in prison seven and a half years.

March 16, trump retweeted the post former candidate for Congress from Florida, Chuck Callisto article portal I Love My Freedom according to the materials of the channel “112 Ukraine” dated March 14, which stated that the MP Boryslav Rozenblat accused the Director of the National anti-corruption Bureau of Artem Sytnik in the transfer of the headquarters of the Clinton information from the “black accounting” of the Party of regions during the elections in the United States in 2016.

In an interview with The Hill published on March 20, Lutsenko said that the Prosecutor General’s office started investigation of Ukrainian interference in the US elections in 2016. He remembered the publication of a Ukrainian MP of the audio recording on which senior law enforcement officer (his name the public Prosecutor did not name) said that his Department is “merged” files “black accounting”, which appears as the head of election campaign of Donald trump by Paul Manafort, to help trump rival Democrat Clinton.

According to Lutsenko, the Prosecutor’s office found out, whether intentionally Ukrainian law enforcement agencies “leaked” the material.

On 21 March, the NAB stated that it did not intervene in the US presidential election, and a statement of the public Prosecutor is “an absurd attempt to discredit an independent anti-corruption institution.”